Design, fashion, video games, slides and
sports cars are among the diverse themes at current and upcoming
museum exhibitions. The art of several ancient civilizations also
is being highlighted at museums throughout the world.
N.Y. -- Pop music and fashion share the stage in
Reflections: The Mary Wilson Supreme Legacy Collection at the
Albany Institute of History and Art, through May 22. The exhibition
focuses on the rise of Motown recording artists the Supremes.
Gowns, concert materials and memorabilia are among the items on
-- Slides as an art form with works by artists from the
60s to today are the lure in Slide Show through May 15 at the
Baltimore Museum of Art.
-- A special interest of a famed fashion designer is the
attraction in Speed, Style and Beauty, Cars From the Ralph Lauren
Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 6 to July
The museum also
is showing Sets, Series and Suites: Contemporary Professional
Creative Printmaking through May 3. The exhibition focuses on
lesser-known works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and
-- More than 70 artists look at the world of travel
in the Universal Experience and the Tourists Eye, an exhibition at
the Museum of Contemporary Art through June 5.
Games On at the
Museum of Science and Industry, through Sept. 5, looks at the
history and future of video games.
-- Masterworks From the Phillips Collection at the
Cleveland Museum of Art through May 29 includes works by Degas, Van
Gogh and Monet.
-- Robert Smithson at the Dallas Museum of Art through
April 3 is the first complete survey of the work of the pioneering
earthworks artist who, among other projects, created Spiral
You have until
May 29 at the Dallas Museum of Art to see Splendors of Chinas
Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong.
N.Y. -- The private collection of one of the greatest art
critics of the 20th century is featured in Clement Greenberg: A
Critics Collection through April 17 at the Katonah Museum of
Ala. -- The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center displays
the Dead Sea Scrolls through April 24. On loan from the Israel
Antiquities Authority, the exhibition includes artifacts and
fragments from 12 different scrolls.
-- The Country Music Hall of Fame focuses on the career of
a country star in Banjo Man: The Musical Journey of Earl Scruggs,
through June 16.
-- The Metropolitan Museum of Art takes visitors to the
15th century to view 50 works of Renaissance art in the exhibition
From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the
Making of a Renaissance Master through May 1.
The Cooper Hewitt
National Design Museum offers the first exhibition to focus on
highly engineered fabrics in Extreme Textiles, Designing for High
Performance, April 8 through Jan. 15.
The Paul Taylor
Dance Company celebrates 50 years in modern dance in its three-week
season at New York City Center through March 20.
The Rubin Museum
of Art offers a real high to viewers in Tibet: Treasures From the
Roof of the World through May 8.
The New York
Historical Society adds a touch of its own to First Ladies:
Political Role and Public Image, a traveling exhibition from the
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, through June 5.
The museum includes a complementary exhibition on two first ladies
with ties to the Big Apple: Eleanor Roosevelt, who was born in New
York, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who lived and worked there
until her death.
Rochester, N.Y. -- Youngsters will enjoy a
hands-on exhibition at the Strong Museum through May 8. Enchanted
Museum: Exploring the Science of Art lets kids explore art in a
sculpture garden, maze and painting gallery.
Mass. -- Island Thresholds, Contemporary Art From the
Caribbean, through June 5 at the Peabody Essex Museum, offers works
by four contemporary artists of the islands, linked by a common
theme: the sea.
-- Over 100 objects, including paintings, sculptures,
mixed media and photographs never seen before in the U.S., are
highlighted in Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraiture
at the San Diego Museum of Art, April 16 to June 12.
Francisco -- Take a trip back in time to the classical age
of Thailand for an exhibition of textiles, temple doors and statues
of Buddha in the Asian Art Museums The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of
Central Thailand, 1350-1800. The exhibition runs through May
Scottsdale, Ariz. -- The Scottsdale Museum
of Contemporary Art focuses on innovative projects in interior
design in Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life through
Washington -- Toulouse-Lautrec and
Montmartre at the National Gallery of Art, March 20 to June 12,
includes more than 250 works by Toulouse-Lautrec and contemporaries
such as Van Gogh and Degas.
The museum also
features works by a contemporary artist known for the use of words
and objects in his art. Cotton Puffs: Q-tips, Smoke and Mirrors:
The Drawings of Ed Ruscha runs through May 30.
N.Y. -- Through May 15 the Hudson River Museums Tiffany by
Design features stained-glass windows and 50 lamps by Tiffany, all
lighted for the exhibition.
-- Belgium is marking the 175th anniversary of its
founding as a state this year with celebrations and exhibitions,
including Romanticism in Belgium. The exhibition is on view at the
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Antoine Wiertz Museum
and the ING Art Center.
Germany -- The sacred images of three religions founded on
the Indian subcontinent, illustrated by bronze and stone figures,
are on view in Buddhists, Jainists, Hindus: In Search of Divine
Image at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum through Oct. 2.
-- Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years, 600-1600, at the
Royal Academy of Arts through April 12, traces the roots of modern
Turkey through hundreds of objects and artifacts.
arts and tourism writer Alvin H. Reiss is editor of the Travel Arts
Partnership Newsletter (TAP), which is published by Museums
Magazine, the Arts & Business Council and the Art Knowledge
Corp. For more details, visitwww.travelartspartnership.com.